Why Division is a Good Thing

FeaturedWhy Division is a Good Thing

This is such an interesting blog post about quite a mainstream topic in the media – division in society. Division has been presented as something we should avoid, something that prevents teamwork, unity and peace. But the truth is, we shouldn’t be so caught up about it because we are born with an inherent tendency towards being comfortable in specific groups. We shouldn’t fight this natural urge.

In addition, division inspires creativity and innovation as, without the existence of opposing views and beliefs, life would be so boring! Everyone would just do the same things all of the time so society would get nowhere – technology wouldn’t be advancing at the rate it is now and we’d probably still be living in the stone age!

Anyway, if you’re still not convinced that division is good for society, I would recommend that you read this blog post by The Daytime Renegade. Also, make sure to follow him because I can personally vouch that his posts are really interesting and enjoyable to read!

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We are supposedly more divided, politically, culturally, even over stupid things like music and sports, than at any time in history. And as Americans, we are constantly bombarded from all sides with the message that this polarization is one of the pressing problems of our time.

Wouldn’t it be better, goes the conventionalwisdom, if we could all join hands and want, think, believe, and act the same way towards the same goals?

Well, for starters that would be kind of beige. Second, it would probably admit “disappearing” everybody who disagreed with the prevailing norm.

And third, you have to ask: Whose goals? Whose “normal”? Whose “unity”?

I never understood the lamenting of this division as a concept. People disagree vehemently over what to eat for lunch, and you’re shocked that we can’t agree on the big things?

Yes, the things that we should do in order to have a wonderful society are…

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We Must Change our Eating Habits

We Must Change our Eating Habits

About 40% of the items sold in American and British supermarkets would not really be classified as food. Food is any nutritious substance that humans need in order to maintain life and growth, and nutritious means that it enables a good standard of living to be achieved. Using this terminology to describe a lot of the food we eat today would be far from telling the truth.

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Is Poverty a Problem?

Is Poverty a Problem?

How did the world come to this – the poorest 40% of the population only account for 5% of global income. What’s even crazier is that the 8 most wealthy people in the world (only 0.0000001% of the world’s population), combined, have the same amount of wealth as the poorest 50% of the total population. That’s $426 billion in the hands of just 8 men. At first glance, this definitely looks like a massive problem! You would think that the likes of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg (who are all part of these 8 men) would be a bit more generous. I mean, under 5% of their total wealth ($20 billion) was the GDP of Afghanistan in 2016!

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Pope Francis Encyclical

Pope Francis Encyclical

Recently, Pope Francis released his new encyclical letter, ‘LAUDATO SI’ — ‘Praise be to you’ (you can find the full version of the encyclical here). The main purpose of this encyclical is ‘to enter dialogue with all people about our common home’; this implies that the Pope wanted to share his views on the environment and the use of the scarce resources on our planet.

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Printers and the Supreme Court?

Printers and the Supreme Court?

In this post I will write about a court case, regarding printer cartridges, which recently reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In a nutshell, the Supreme Court was faced this dispute: should individuals be allowed to refill their used toner cartridges? Despite the fact that this looks like a fairly simple argument, the verdict could have striking implications for numerous industries – these are discussed at the end of this blog post.

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